This week, your baby is as big as a peach.
You have just entered the second trimester; the risk of miscarriage has significantly decreased now and the discomfort should be reduced. Time to relax and enjoy your pregnancy.
The baby's head is now the same size as the rest of the body.
Your baby is growing at a consistent rate at this stage. All major organs are well-developed and functioning. The baby is repeating the cycle of swallowing amniotic fluid to practice swallowing, and then urinating in the womb. Don't worry; the baby's urine does not contain bacteria, so it will not affect the baby's health or cause harm.
The baby's head is now the same size as the rest of the body, and the ears and nostrils are developing. The placenta has also formed at around 14 weeks and now becomes the mechanism for the baby to get all the nutrients it needs.
At 14 weeks of pregnancy, all the basic structures of the baby's body have been formed. Your abdomen begins to become significantly larger, and even colostrum might start to appear. In the second trimester, the discomfort experienced by pregnant women is reduced. You may wish to participate in a babies and beyond workshop to prepare for the birth.
You have just entered the second trimester of pregnancy. For many pregnant women, this is a more comfortable period of pregnancy. Your risk of miscarriage is reduced, and you are gradually becoming accustomed to the feeling of being pregnant. The number of illnesses and discomforts is also reduced, meaning you can truly enjoy being pregnant.
At fourteen weeks pregnant, your belly may start to get bigger. As your tummy begins to bulge, you should start applying moisturizer to prevent stretch marks. Ask your obstetrician, midwife or dermatologist what products they recommend. You may want to start taking weekly pictures to commemorate the pregnancy journey.
Your nipples may start to secrete a yellow fluid, which is colostrum, indicating that your body is preparing for your baby. This usually occurs closer to the time of birth.
The skin around the nipples, navel, armpits, and inner thighs may darken, which is normal. A black line (Linea Nigra) extends from the bellybutton to the pubic area. Hyperpigmentation is caused by increased hormones and usually disappears after the birth of the child.
Nausea, tiredness, and breast tenderness begin to subside, and you feel more energetic.
At 14 weeks pregnant, all the basic structures of the baby's body, including the inside and outside, have been formed, and the symptoms of pregnant women's physical discomfort have also decreased. You can go out for a walk or start planning which antenatal classes you will take. Main things to remember at this stage are:
When a first-time mother faces an unborn baby, it is inevitable that she will be worried and anxious. Antenatal classes can help quell anxieties by providing knowledge and helpful tips to prepare for the birth and parenthood. OT&P Health Care provides a free "Just Pregnant" workshop, which aims to provide a prenatal guide for novice parents and analyze the pros and cons of different prenatal care options in Hong Kong. This workshop can answer all your questions about pregnancy care and childbirth.
OT&P provides a free "Just Pregnant" workshop, which aims to provide expecting parents with a prenatal guide and to provide the pros and cons of different prenatal care options in Hong Kong. This workshop can answer all your questions about pregnancy care and childbirth.
Speak to your Obstetrician or dermatologist about how best to manage your skin as your belly and breasts start to grow.
At fourteen weeks pregnant, all the basic structures of the baby's body have been formed, and the symptoms of pregnant women's physical discomfort have also decreased. The baby just needs to grow now. Some mothers still find the process stressful and daunting. If you feel worried, make sure you speak to a psychologist about this so as not to put unnecessary strain on yourself. If this sounds like you, reach out to OT&P MindWorX mental health clinic or speak to your obstetrician, who will be able to refer you to the right place.